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  • Juvenile felony arrest rate

    Juvenile felony arrests are shown per 100,000 youth ages 10-17. The rate of juvenile felony arrests shows the size of the county's juvenile justice population relative to its total youth population.

  • State confinement rate

    Youth populations held in state youth correctional facilities as of Dec. 31 are shown for each county per 1,000 juvenile felony arrests. Counties' varying reliance on state youth correctional facilities to house their juvenile justice population demonstrates their sentencing practices.

  • State facilities by population

    Youth populations held in state youth correctional facilities as of Dec. 31 are shown for each county per 100,000 youth age 10-17. This rate demonstrates the prevalence of state youth confinement practices within the county.

  • State confinement costs

    This measure shows the total dollars spent on confining youth in the state youth correctional facilities, per 1,000 juvenile felony arrests for each county. It compares the cost to state taxpayers imposed by each county's choice to use state facilities for felony arrestees. Learn more

  • New commitments to state youth facilities

    New commitments to state youth correctional facilities for the calendar year are shown for each county per 1,000 juvenile felony arrests. This demonstrates the counties' most recent and continuing youth confinement trends.

  • County-based confinement rate

    Youth populations held in local juvenile halls and camps as of Dec. 31 are shown for each county per 1,000 juvenile felony arrests. Counties' varying reliance on local facilities to house their juvenile justice population shows confinement practices.

  • County facilities by population

    Youth populations held in local juvenile halls and camps as of Dec. 31 are shown for each county per 100,000 youth age 10-17. This rate demonstrates the prevalence of local youth confinement practices within the county.

  • County institutional capacity

    Youth populations (pre- and post- adjudication) held in local juvenile halls and camps as of Dec. 31 as a percent of rated capacity. This demonstrates the county's utilization of existing local juvenile justice facilities. Learn more 2013†

  • Direct transfers to adult court

    Prosecutorial transfers of youths to adult criminal court per 1,000 juvenile felony arrests (mandatory + discretionary). Youths can be transferred to adult criminal court through prosecutorial discretion or mandatory statutory waiver, or through a juvenile court determination. This figure does not include juvenile court determinations. 2010† 2011† 2012† 2013*

  • Open mental health cases

    The percent of the local juvenile justice population (confined + alternative supervision) that are designated as open mental health cases. This demonstrates the prevalence of mental health needs within the youth offender population.

  • Youth in out-of-home placement

    Youth population housed in foster or group home care are shown per 100,000 youth ages 10-17. This comparison provides additional socio-economic information related to the dependency system.

  • Poverty rate

    The percentage of county residents under age 18 living in households with incomes below poverty guidelines (five year average, 2006-2010). This comparison provides additional socio-economic information.

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  1. † Confinement rates use the average daily population (ADP) in state and local correctional facilities in the given calendar year. This includes individuals who were arrested and sentenced prior to that calendar year, as most sentences span several years. Thus, counties often house more individuals in correctional facilities than they have felony arrests, in any given year. Counties may experience no felony arrests in a given year, but still have residents serving time in correctional facilities. In addition, some counties do not have institutional facilities locally. In these cases, the rate value is not calculable, because the divisor equals 0.
  2. * Data not available

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Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Since 1985, CJCJ has conducted premier research and policy analysis promoting more effective approaches to criminal and juvenile justice policies, which further long-term public safety. CJCJ has published numerous reports on topics ranging from juvenile justice reform to analyses of drug policy enforcement.

In 2009, CJCJ developed the California Sentencing Institute as the foundation for data and research driven commentary on the broader public policy dialogue. The interactive map presents detailed crime and incarceration numbers, rates, and trends for California and each of its 58 counties. This resource is designed to provide comprehensive analysis of sentencing policies and practices across the state.

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Sources

  • California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). Juvenile Detention Profiles; Jail Profile Surveys.
  • California Criminal Justice Statistics Center (CJSC). Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice. California Criminal Justice Profiles.
  • California Center for Health Statistics (CHS). Death Public Use File.
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Characteristics of Inmate Population; Felon Institution Population; New Felon Admissions and Parole Violators Returned with a New Term; Prison Census Data; Second; Third Striker Felons in the Adult Institution Population.
  • California Department of Social Services (DSS). University of California, Berkeley Center for Social Services Research. Child Welfare Services Reports for California; Dynamic Reporting Interface.
  • California Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Characteristics of the Division of Juvenile Justice Population; First Commitment Characteristics.
  • Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC). Fiscal Year Probation Surveys.
  • Department of Finance (DOF). Demographic Research Unit. E-1 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State with Annual Percent Change; E-2. California County Population Estimates and Components of Change by Year; Governor's Budget, 2013–14, Historical; P-3 State and County Population Projections by Race/Ethnicity, Detailed Age, and Gender.
  • Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO). Governor's Proposal to Complete Juvenile Justice Realignment.
  • Office of the Governor. Governor's Budget. Corrections and Rehabilitation.
  • United States Census Bureau. United States Department of Commerce. 2010 Census, California, Summary File 3; American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Please note: Each year, every county submits their data to the official statewide databases maintained by appointed governmental bodies. While every effort is made to review data for accuracy and to correct information upon revision, CJCJ cannot be responsible for data reporting errors made at the county, state, or national level. View known data limitations and adjustments »